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Ornamental grasses for your garden. If you've ever visited our woodland nursery, near Wimborne in Dorset, you'll probably know that we are right next door to multiple Chelsea Gold Medal winners, Knoll Gardens. Neil Lucas is the UK's leading authority on gardening with ornamental grasses and we are very pleased to be able to offer his plants to our customers. More information on cultivation and uses of ornamental grasses can be found on the Knoll Gardens website.

Unless otherwise indicated, grasses are supplied in 2 litre pots.
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Calamagrostis brachytricha Calamagrostis Karl Foerster Calamagrostis Overdam
Calamagrostis brachytricha
Price: £7.94 (6.62 exc VAT)
Calamagrostis Karl Foerster
Price: £7.25 (6.04 exc VAT)
Calamagrostis Overdam
Price: £6.95 (5.79 exc VAT)
Calamgrostis Brachytricha forms low mounds of soft green foliage with stunning feathery plumes of greyish pink flowers held high above the foliage in late summer.  Sunny open position. Always does well at Knoll.  Height 90cm-1.2m. Deciduous Calamagrostis Karl Foerster forms mounds of green foliage with many spectacular strongly vertical flower stems bleaching to beautiful straw colour late in the season. Very architectural and superb for informal screening. Sunny open spot. Height 1.6m -1.8m. Deciduous Calamagrostis Overdam - Highly impressive mounds of  green & white striped leaves setting off the pinkish feathery plumes of flower.  Sunny open spot.  Height 1.4m-1.5m. Deciduous
Calamagrostis Waldenbuch Carex elata Aurea Carex Evergold
Calamagrostis Waldenbuch
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Carex elata Aurea
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Carex Evergold
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A rather new form probably a little shorter than the well known C.Karl Foerster forming dark green mounds of foliage topped by very upright flowers that are especially effective en masse. Sunny open spot. Height 1.5m-1.7m  Deciduous Bowles golden sedge. Graceful clumps of bright gold and green striped foliage with brown flowers the whole especially vibrant in the spring. Ideal in part shade. Average to damp. Height 55cm-75cm. Semi-evergreen. Native Carex evergold is an eye-catching sedge with light gold, creamy white and green foliage spiralling out from centre of the plant. Most soils, sun or part shade.  Height 20cm-40cm. Evergreen
Carex Ice Dance Carex Silver Sceptre Carex testacea
Carex Ice Dance
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Carex Silver Sceptre
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Carex testacea
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Carex Ice Dance has green leaves edged with narrow creamy white margins making gradually spreading mounds. Ideal for groundcover in sun or part shade. Height 25cm-30cm Evergreen

Supplied in a 9cm pot
Carex Silver Sceptre grows into slowly spreading mounds which form a dense cover of creamy white and green reasonably narrow leaves. Prefers a little shade. Height 20cm-25cm. Evergreen

Supplied in a 9cm pot
Carex Testacea form striking loose clumps of attractive orange-green foliage changing subtly throughout the seasons.Excellent evergreen for garden use.  Sun or light shade. Normal to damp soil. Height 40cm-60cm. Evergreen
Chasmanthium latifolium Cortaderia selloana Pumila Deschampsia cespitosa
Chasmanthium latifolium
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Cortaderia selloana Pumila
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Deschampsia cespitosa
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Spangle grass so called because of the diamond shaped flattened spikes of flower on broad foliage colouring in autumn. Dries well. Sun or part shade. Height 80cm-1m. Deciduous First class selected form of pampas with many handsome heads of typical flower in late summer. Sunny open spot.  Height 2.1m-2.4m. Semi-evergreen Tufted Hair Grass. Forms neat mounds of dark green foliage completely obscured from summer onwards by billowing masses of cloud like flowers. Soil not too dry. Sunny or light shade. Height 90cm-1.2m. Deciduous. Native
Deschampsia Goldtau Deschampsia Mill End Deschampsia Schottland
Deschampsia Goldtau
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Deschampsia Mill End
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Deschampsia Schottland
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A form of our native tufted hair grass with dark green foliage and selected for its flowering stems at the shorter range of the species. Soil not too dry Sun,part shade. Height 80cm-90cm. Deciduous A form of native tufted hair grass selected at Knoll Gardens for its large mounds of healthy green foliage and tall flower stems. Sun or light shade. Soil not too dry. Height 1m - 1.2m. Deciduous. Native First class form of D.cespitosa with robust, dark green clumps of foliage supporting comparatively tall sturdy flowers. An excellent selection made in Scotland. Soil not too dry. Sun or light shade. Height to 1m - 1.2m. Deciduous
Elymus magellanicus Festuca Tomales Bay Hakonechloa macra
Elymus magellanicus
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Festuca Tomales Bay
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Hakonechloa macra
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Superb silver-blue comparatively wide foliage forming slowly spreading clumps and is amongst the most blue of the blue grasses. Sunny open position.  Height 40cm-50cm. Deciduous Selection from Festuca idahoensis for its drought tolerant steely blue foliage. Will get best colour in full sun and dry conditions. Excellent in gravel and containers. Sunny well drained spot. Height 30cm-40cm. Evergreen Uncommonly seen green original of the popular variegated forms. Beautiful bright green foliage forming gradually spreading mounds with masses of tiny flowers late summer. Nice autumn colour and greatly  under used. Part shade or sun. Height  40cm-60cm. Deciduous
Hakonechloa macra All Gold Hakonechloa macra Aureola (Alboaurea) Hordeum jubatum
Hakonechloa macra All Gold
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Hakonechloa macra Aureola (Alboaurea)
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Hordeum jubatum
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Recent selection with, as its name suggests, bright yellow gold leaves without any trace of green. Slowly spreading mounds are happiest in some shade. Part shade ideal. Height 30cm-45cm. Deciduous Magnificent  grass with attractive gold variegated  ribbon like foliage forming simply divine mounds. Excellent cover in shade and stunning in a large pot.  Brighter yellow in sun more lime yellow in part shade.  Height 30cm-45cm. Deciduous Grown for its highly ornamental salmon-pink  barley like flowers. Short lived perennial which can re seed itself in the garden. Excellent as cut flowers. Sunny open spot. Height 50cm-70cm. Deciduous. Naturalised
Miscanthus Ferner Osten Miscanthus Flamingo Miscanthus Gracillimus
Miscanthus Ferner Osten
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Miscanthus Flamingo
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Miscanthus Gracillimus
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Miscanthus Ferner Osten is a superb ornamental grass selection forming mounds of narrow foliage turning bright copper and red in autumn. Spectacular very dark red flower plumes.  Sunny open spot. Height 1.6m-1.8m.  Deciduous A real favourite with many strikingly elegant slightly pendant dark pinkish flower plumes in late summer. Good autumn colour. Sunny open spot.  Height 1.7m-2m.  Deciduous Miscanthus Gracillimus is an old established cultivar grown principally for its fine textured foliage  forming gracefully rounded mounds bleaching to pale straw colour for a winter feature. Sunny spot . Height 1.8m-2.1m .  Deciduous
Miscanthus Kleine Silberspinne Miscanthus Morning Light Miscanthus nepalensis
Miscanthus Kleine Silberspinne
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Miscanthus Morning Light
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Miscanthus nepalensis
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Elegant needle like green foliage forming distinct compact rounded mounds with masses of beautiful silky red silver flowers from late summer onwards. Sunny open spot. Height 1.5m-1.8m.  Deciduous Perfectly named, for its upright stems and gracefully arching fine textured cream and green foliage give this form an unequalled lightness. Topped with perfectly matched pinkish flowers in good years. Refined and elegant in pots or by waters edge. Sunny open spot. Height 1.5m-1.8m.  Deciduous Extremely unusual and very beautiful having delicate looking airy flower plumes held high above mounds of green foliage from mid-summer onwards. Looks fantastic in our gravel garden even in winter. Needs a sheltered spot. Sunny well drained. Height 1.2m-1.5m.  Deciduous
Miscanthus x giganteus Nassella tenuissima Ophiopogon Nigrescens
Miscanthus x giganteus
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Nassella tenuissima
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Ophiopogon Nigrescens
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Wide dark green pendulous foliage with white central vein on tall, upright, vigorous clumps. Occasional pink flowers during long summers. Good for foliage effect or screening. Sunny open spot. Height 2.5m-3m.  Deciduous One of the most popular, forming clumps of soft green hair like foliage with a succession of lighter green flowers in summer.Sways elegantly in the wind. Sunny well drained position. Height 40cm-60cm. Evergreen Form of O.planiscapus with gradually spreading clumps of highly unusual strap-shaped black leaves all year with occasional  shiny blue black berries in autumn. Sun, part shade.  Height 15cm-25cm. Evergreen